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quickly it can turn deadly: >>> the fort hood trial goes to recess and nadal hassan does in the take the stand. details in a moment. >>> as remember the martin luther king "i have a dream" speech, we have more about birmingham survivors. mcnair. >> we have the white house reaction to syria and western eye allieses are backing some type of response for the syrian government use of chemical weapons. and firefighters in california are optimistic. they've gained ground of fires burning at yosemite national park. the fire is 20% contained. >>> the fate of a fort hood shooter is now in the hands of a jury. major nadal hassan has chosen not to speak. heidi zhou cas castro has been n fort hood. i understand that it's been a busy day. walk us through it. >> reporter: he has been on this path of self destruction since the first day when he announced he would be his own attorney. today was much like the evidence phase where hassan just said nothing at all. and experts of the legal system call this hassan's final steps to show his indifference towards the military justice system. that's despite
for the "washington post." >> ifill: iran swore in a new president today. ahmadinejad is out, hassan rouhani is in. we dissect what the change means for the country. >> suarez: the rollicking trial of alleged boston mob boss "whitey" bulger approached its end today. margaret warner looks at closing arguments in the trial of the man prosecutors call "one of the most vicious, violent, and calculating criminals" to walk the city's streets. >> ifill: mandolin virtuoso chris thile has delighted fans by blurring genres. jeffrey brown talks with the mcarthur genius grant winner about his latest move from bluegrass to bach. >> when you talk about bach, you're talking about the greatest musician who ever lived. we've so far removed from someone being in a situation where they could dance to bach. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these
in the rampage. >>> new this morning, iran's new president took the oath of office. hassan rouhani was sworn in, in a ceremony shown live on iranian tv. foreign dictators attended for the first time since the islamic revolution in 1979. >>> russian and chinese soldiers are running joint anti- terrorism drills dubbed peace 2013. security forces are participating in exercises in russia's mountain region. troops are training by simulating combat and battle planning. >>> and president obama is spending his birthday today celebrating with family and friends at camp david. before he took off, he was briefed on the terrorist threat that will cause 21 embassies to close today. the white house officials say he will continue to be updated throughout the weekend. by the way, the president turns 52. >>> the message from tens of thousands of bart riders? make a deal, today! >>> our kpix 5 poll on who is making a better case, the unions or bart managers. >>> and they're gloomy looking on the outside but bright on the inside. the message behind the darkness of these so-called depression kits. >>> and fog and
hassan has chance to give his defense in his trial for killing 13 people and wounding several more at fort hood in texas four years ago. he's acting as his own lawyer but questioned only three of the the prosecution's nearly 90 witnesses. it is unclear if he testifies and if he does, he is expected to talk about religious justifications for his actions. >>> today marks six weeks, the toddler was reported missing. he told police someone kidnapped daphne while he went to the store. daphne's family is desperately seeking any new information for her disappearance much the city is planning to put up daphne's picture and phone number for a tipline in an led billboard in front of the oakland arena. >> there's several missteption. the latest is the opening ceremony much plans for the original multi-million dollar bash were cancelled due to construction and delays. now the chronicle is reporting the scaled down version will take place. governor brown will not take place over the weekend. he will be in michigan. they are still deciding who will participate in the ceremony. >> time now, 6:48.
. today, the group's leader, sheikh hassan nasrallah, blamed sunni radicals. he pledged to double the number of hezbollah forces helping fight sunni rebels in syria. a sudden wave of refugees from syria is pouring into northern iraq. u.n. refugee officials reported today that many come from aleppo, syria's largest city, and their numbers approach 8,000 a day. they've been crossing at a new bridge over the tigris river. there already are more than 150,000 syrian refugees registered in iraq. wall street ended a tough week on a down note. the dow jones industrial average lost more than 30 points to close at 15,081. the nasdaq fell three points to close at 3,602. for the week, the dow lost 2.2%. the nasdaq fell 1.6%. bert lance, who served as budget director for president jimmy carter, has died. he passed away last night at his home in georgia. lance was a carter friend and political ally who headed the national bank of georgia. he went to washington in 1977 to take the budget post in the new carter administration. within a few months, he was forced to resign his position amid a banki
the man that shot me, major hassan will be the man cross examining me. that's a huge challenge. >> reporter: hassan, who was also shot, is in a wheelchair and now wears a beard citing his muslim believes. he has not denied being the gunman and asked to plead guilty, but that was prohibited under military law because prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. he will be allowed to testify on his own behalf, but the judge denied his request to argue that he shot at u.s. soldiers to prevent taliban fighters from being killed in afghanistan. >> i believe that the judge made it quite clear that if he starts to grand stand in any way and steps away from the rules of court, his ability to represent himself will be revoked, and his defense counsel will step in and represent him. >> reporter: many of the shooting survivors are expected to testify and are petitioning the u.s. government to classify the incident as an act of terror so they can get combat-related benefits. many are angry that hassan is still being paid his military salary, totaling about $300,000 since his arrest. the judg
that hassan houhani will be a very different leader than his presentedpredecessor. by contrast rouhani, a cleric who studied law in britain, is a moderate reformer. he's also says his health policy adviser, a pragmatic and broad-minded diplomat. do you think he would even seek direct talks with the united states? >> actually personally for myself, i hope so but it needs time. >> reporter: rouhani was the surprise winner of the presidential election back in june when he captured a significant share of the youth vote. now he's got to deliver on his election promises. first and foremost reviving the economy. iranians are having a hard time making ends meet as international sanctions, brought on by iran's nuclear program, are effectively choking off the country's income. on the campaign trial, rouhani vowed to improve living conditions. the only way to do that is to get sanctions lifted by coming to the nuclear negotiateing table prepared to compromise when talks resume later this fall. two of president rouhani's initial main appointments may be real indicators that
continues today. major nidal hassan is acting as his own lawyer and told the court the evidence will clearly show he's the shooter. one of the shooting victims who survived says i has physical as well as emotional scars. >> i don't go to crowded places anymore. i 0 don't even go to the mall -- i don't even go to the mall. i don't take my child to disneyland. i can't deal with it. >> if convicted, he faces the death penalty. >>> the government in yemen says it foiled an al qaeda plot to take over key cities and blow up gas facilities. a u.s. drone strike overnight killed six suspected militants. this is the day of a most americans were evacuated from the embassy there. this is the fifth suspected u.s. drone attack in yemen in less than two weeks. >>> new security barriers have been set up outside of the u.s. embassy in yemen. air force this stems from an al qaeda threat that led to the closing of embassies and consulates across africa and the middle east. rudy giuliani says if the rus is forced to close embassies because of terrorist threats then the thrifts have won. >> we've gotta build up
. >>> the mass murder trial of army major nidal hassan is scheduled to resume at ft. hood, texas, it was delayed a day after he's trying to seek the death penalty. mark potter is in killeen, texas, with the latest. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. this boils down to a big disagreement for tactics between the defendant, major hasan and the army defense team assigned to help him. although major nidal hasan is acting as his own attorney, he has a stand by team of military lawyers. they're trained in defending death penalty cases. on wednesday, a member of the team believes hasan is trying to get the death penalty and they should not be required to take part. the attorney said, working in concert with the prosecution to achieve the death sentence is something we cannot do. >> they say their role as defending their client and they believe that their client is going down the wrong path. the one that inevitably leads to a death sentence. >> hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. the rampage shooting at ft. hood nearly four years
internet searches from major nadal hassan in court. >> outside i believe with our friends from bass pro shops. >> yeah, but also a great audience. anybody who makes a sign, you are at least going to get some love. fox and friends, we come from virginia, home of mr. and larry sabato. very nice looking at the weather maps guys, beautiful picture sent in from benton harbor over lake michigan. looks like a spectacular shot. might see a little bit of fog. that is going to expire around 10:00. keep sending your pictures on twitter or on my face book page. that is tropical depression dorian. maybe a few light showers in the area today. but in the most part that named storm will be moving away from land. areas of montana the dakotas down to colorado looking for a threat. mostly hail and damaging winds. not looking for significant tornados. hot again across texas dallas 102. see that little green up around the great lakes, spectacular weekend. >> not to make light of a public health disaster. the story about people getting sick on salads, salads aren't safe. >> steak isn't making anyone ill. the
whether dimaggio might be their biological father. >>> closing arguments psychiatrist turned killer hassan argued against allowing the jury to discuss lesser charges. he offered no defense and did not testify. >>> the national archives released the final watergate tapes on the day four of his top advisers resigned, caught on tape saying he would never talk about watergate again and received phone calls of support. >>> got to show you this incredible video of a sinkhole swallowing an entire row of trees in assumption parish, louisiana. this sinkhole has been expanding for over a year. officials think it was caused by the drilling of a well into an underground salt mine. it's shocking to watch this happen just before your eyes and after a while it's like nothing happened. >> you're sure it wasn't a gator. >> sure it wasn't a gator-nado. >> i've watched "swamp people." >> we will have an investigation. >> shoot 'em, shoot 'em! i watch large amounts of reality shows. >> we need an intervention. indra, kate? >> believe me this is the least of my problems. >> no kidding. indra is keeping track o
-tech? is this something where you say he had his eye to get command in explain. was it really -- >> hassan and lot. is in charge of the kind of tentacle committee. they have engineers, their on encryption software. they have created a proprietary technology that allows them to have these kinds of remote conferences. is pretty amazing stuff. and they also have an internet. not only forms of we know about. but they also have other sites that are more hidden. pass for protection that allows people to communicate with the mother ship, if you well. they still use careers. constantly aware of internet security. no one is allowed to use any kind of wireless broadcasting. they know a lot about american intelligence capabilities. they have developed some pretty expensive technology. >> mentioned the as a new piece just now concurrent with this panel. i think i was every bit to understand better the situation of with the technology involves. when it first reported this is a conference call people were saying it can't be a conference conscious thinking in terms of normal american business conference calls we
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